In preparation for our upcoming July 25 webinar, The Employment Law Talk Show, we asked you the following question:
If you could change one thing about lawyers, what would it be?
After a total of 271 votes, the winner by a mile is: Keep things simple – no legalese.
The runner-up: Be more solutions-oriented.
Those two things are something we lawyers hear over and over and over. But are we listening? Apparently not, as the third-place finisher was: Listen more and talk less.
Sadly, Nothing finished dead last. Actually, I was surprised/happy that Everything didn’t top the list (it finished in a tie for third).
Here are the full results, in order of finish:
1. Keep things simple – no legalese (27%)
2. Be more solutions-oriented (16%)
3. Listen more and talk less (13%)
“ Everything (13%)
5. Be more responsive (12%)
“ Be less adversarial (12%)
7. Know my business/industry better (11%)
“ Be more open to alternative billing arrangements (11%)
9. Lighten up – laugh, sing, dance, etc. every once in awhile (8%)
10. Be more proactive (7%)
11. Nothing (2%)
We’ll discuss these results in detail during our webinar. In the meantime, feel free to pass ‘em along to any lawyers you know to help make the world a better place.
As always, thanks for your participation!